Donaghcloney Cricket Club are holding a quiz night on Saturday 29th March in Banbridge RFC. Kick off will be 7.30pm with refreshments available from the bar and a light snack provided in the interval. Teams of a maximum of six with the costs being £5 per head. There will be prizes on the night and some raffle prizes to be won also.
It would be great to see as many people as possible at the evening supporting the club. The quiz master has assured me that the questions may be a little less tricky this time !! I look forward to seeing you there.
Unfortunately we have not been able to attract enough numbers to make the winter coaching viable and therefore it will not be running this year.
We have decided to expand the course to include U15 players. There a 6 places left. Please print, complete and return the reply slip to Bruce Topping
We are keen to continue the development of our young players by offering a 10 week winter indoor coaching course for 8 to 15 years olds. The course will commence on Monday 10 February 2014 and run every Monday for 10 weeks until Monday 21 April. It will be held at Dromore Community Centre between 6.45pm and 8.15 pm each week. The cost for the full 10 weeks is just £10.
The course is designed for those who want to improve their game and will focus on co-ordination, balance and timing for batting while also developing the basic batting strokes. We will also work on basic fielding skills. All practices/drills will take place with tennis or soft balls.
We only have 16 places available which will be allocated on a “first come first serve” basis. Should you wish to enrol your child for the course, please download the attached reply slip at the bottom of this post, then print, complete, sign and return to Bruce Topping with the appropriate payment as soon as possible. Cheques should be made payable to Donaghcloney Cricket Club.
Further information can be obtained form Bruce Topping on 07884 204094.
So after much hype and talk about the Challenge Cup semi final between Waringstown and Donaghcloney the day finally arrived and with it the sunshine. You have to go back more than 20 years to find the last time Donaghcloney reached the Senior Cup Semi Final in the days of David Gilliland, George Martin, Paul Lyttle, David Carson and alike. Donaghcloney lost that day and while Donaghcloney were the massive underdogs against their noisy neighbours Waringstown everyone involved that just maybe there could be an upset in the making.
The Factory Ground looked magnificent and much credit must go to the ground staff with special mention to Stephen Hanna, Jim Warren, Raymie Matthews, Dessie Martin, Philip Derby and Colin Derby who all have worked tirelessly throughout the year to keep the pitch in such good order. With the sunshine came the crowds and it was lovely to see so many folk down at the ground, making the most of the day.
The toss was won by Waringstown skipper Kyle McCallan and he elected to bat. Things didn’t go to plan with seasoned campaigner Stephen Hanna taking 2 early wickets trapping John Hall LBW and Kyle McCallan playing on. Mansingh joined the party and dismissed Lee Nelson caught behind and the visitors were 48-3 and under a little pressure. Waringstown pro Obus Pinear looked in great touch and settled his side until Timmy McClure had him caught at backward point for an impressive 45. Enter David Dawson who with a faultless 77 from 76 balls took the game away from Donaghcloney. Two massive sixes over the deep mid wicket boundary showed he was a man in form and with a quick fire 52 of just 35 balls from Johny Bushe Waringstown finished on 299 from the allotted 50 overs.